Truck Accident Lawyer in Nebraska
Nebraska sees several commercial trucks on its highways every day. Tractor-trailers and other large trucks have an imposing presence on the road, and their size often leads to people suffering severe injuries when the commercial trucks are involved in motor vehicle accidents.
The companies that operate most commercial trucks are strictly regulated and required to carry automobile insurance policies with higher liability minimums than traditional passenger vehicles, but the insurance companies behind such policies will not necessarily be more eager to make that compensation available to victims. In many cases, trucking carriers or insurance companies will almost immediately have agents at the scenes of crashes to attempt to get victims to accept hastily conceived settlements that are typically much less than what victims are actually entitled to.
Need an Injury Lawyer Nebraska represents clients in communities all over Buffalo County, Dawson County, Scotts Bluff County, Cass County, Dodge County, Adams County, Lincoln County, Platte County, Madison County, Douglas County, Washington County, Lancaster County, Saunders County, Sarpy County, Dakota County, Hall County, and Gage County. Our firm provides legal representation on a contingency fee basis, which means that you will pay us nothing unless you receive a financial award.
Causes of Truck Accidents in Nebraska
The causes of commercial truck crashes can frequently be more difficult to determine than most traditional car accidents. Need an Injury Lawyer Nebraska can conduct a rigorous independent investigation into the cause of your crash and make sure all negligent parties are held accountable.
Some of the most common causes of commercial truck accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Failure to obey traffic control devices
- Brake failure
- Defective parts
- Lack of vehicle maintenance
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Driver fatigue
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Lack of driver training
- Overloaded truck
- Actions of other motorists
Liable Parties for Nebraska Truck Accidents
One major difference between regular car crashes involving only two vehicles—and thus, one negligent party—is commercial truck accidents can frequently involve multiple parties being liable for a victim’s injuries. Even when a driver may have been technically at fault for causing a crash, some other circumstance beyond his or her control may have made him or her powerless to avoid an accident.
In many cases, truck drivers rarely have the personal insurance limits or assets necessary to satisfy the financial needs of the victims. Other people or businesses that are responsible for certain aspects of the commercial truck, however, usually have the resources necessary to pay the appropriate compensation.
Depending on specific factors, some of the other parties that could be liable for a truck accident include:
- Maintenance companies
- Truck owners
- Truck parts manufacturers
- Employers of truck drivers
- Freight owners
Commercial Truck Accident Attorney in Nebraska
If you sustained severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a commercial truck crash anywhere in Nebraska, it is in your best interest to make sure that you have legal counsel before speaking to any insurance company. Contact Need an Injury Lawyer Nebraska as soon as possible.
Our firm is available 24/7 to schedule a free consultation so you can have our experienced personal injury attorneys provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case.